We feel a little bit sorry for Mafia III. While competing titles are popping up in publisher or platform holder press conferences, Lincoln Clay and his cronies have been left to fend for themselves – earning only a spot during IGN's live coverage. Still, this 22 minute gameplay demo which debuted last night is surprisingly strong – it showcases the release's open world management aspects, combat, and traversal.

While there's nothing especially original on display from a core gameplay perspective, the presentation is really impressive. New Bordeaux is practically bursting with atmosphere, and the soundtrack – both licensed and original – is nothing short of spectacular. The game's due out later this year, and has certainly caught our attention with this showcase.

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